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Kathi Littwin Photography88 Wyckoff St., nr. Smith St., Ste. 2B, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn; 212-924-4205; kathilittwin.com
Fine-art turned weddings photographer Littwin takes modern photographs that also pay homage to her classic roots. Proficient in scenic, still-life, and fashion photography, she creates award-winning images from the first dab of lipstick to the last goodnight kiss. Starting price is $5,000; albums begin at $1,700.
Katrina Photography917-288-2877; katrinaphotography.com
Katrina Hajagos knows how to work under pressure (she started out as Hillary Clinton’s Senate photographer), but her signature photographs are lush panoramics that capture detail and mood. Hajagos will travel-she’s been to Mexico, Puerto Rico, and the Western U.S. in the last year. For $3,750, couples get ten hours, a second shooter, over 1,000 proofs, a CD/DVD of all images, and Internet service by request.
Kella MacPhee732-938-4276; kellamacphee.com
MacPhee has a candid, carefree approach to her photography. Her photos captures the feeling behind each event, being both spontaneous and poignant. Packages start at $2,500 for eight hours with the 100 best-of pics, and online viewing.
Kelly Guenther347-683-1867; nycweddingphotographer.com
Guenther, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist, now spends a great deal of her time shooting weddings. Her candid photos are sure to capture moments of excitement that even the bride and groom may have missed. A full day with Kelly, an online gallery, proofs, and a handmade album costs $4,400.
Kira Pollack Photography646-373-7879; kirapollackphotography.com
A deputy photo editor of The New York Times Magazine, Pollack has a passion for photography and disdains the traditional posed wedding picture. Her signature shot captures everyone in attendance at the wedding together in one single frame. Photography costs $4,200, which includes unlimited film, ownership of the negatives, and four-by-six prints that arrive within a month of the wedding.
Krasner/Trebitz Photography84 Courter Ave., nr. Norfolk Ave., Maplewood, N.J.; 973-313-0792; krasnertrebitz.com
Debra Trebitz and Bob Krasner’s images are romantic with a modern, candid style-they aim to capture the day without interrupting it. Their work can be seen in Vera Wang’s book on weddings. Prices start at $4,500 for one photographer, $7,000 for two.
Kristine Foley Photography419 Lafayette St., nr. E. 4th St., third fl.; 917-435-1406; kfoleyphotography.com
Foley uses her background in fine-art photography to document weddings as they unfold. With close attention to lighting and composition, she creates images that can stand on their own as pieces of art. Wedding packages start at $4,000 for eight hours of work, proofs, and either negatives or a DVD of digital files.
Lensgirl Photography526 W. 26th St., nr. Tenth Ave., Ste. 508; 917-405-3952; lensgirl.com
A good option if you’re looking for a documentary photographer with a keen eye for spontaneity at a moderate price. Lensgirl’s package includes an online gallery where clients can view and purchase prints. From $2,900.
Leslie Hassler Studio212-645-7971; lesliehassler.com
Former Ford model and NYU Film School student, Leslie Hassler shoots a handful of weddings each year with her husband Miguel, an Argentinean photographer. Hassler’s work has appeared in the New York Times and on the cover of GQ. From $4,000 to $10,000.
Lilian Haidar Photography52 Macdougal St., nr. King St., Ste. 4C; 212-260-0129; lilianhaidar.com
Haidar makes a distinct effort to collaborate with her clients aesthetically. For unique portraits, she takes brides and grooms to pre-scouted locations sprinkled throughout the city. She’ll travel abroad, having previously worked in the Caribbean, Europe, and Asia. Prices upon request.
Lily Kesselman Photography425 W. 14th St., nr. Tenth Ave., Ste. 427-3F; 212-204-6518; lilykesselman.com
Former special-events planner Kesselman likes to capture "urban elegance" and has an eye for the colorful and casual. She specializes in portraits of couples and wants her photos to have the energetic yet unobtrusive feel of party spreads found in magazines. A full day starts at $3,500.
Lina Jang Photography350 Fifth Ave., at 34th St.; 212-868-0218; jangweddingphotography.com
Jang combines a photojournalistic approach with an artistic eye¬-she uses exposure techniques such as saturating colors and varying shutter speeds. Her price begins at $5,000 for a Saturday wedding in high season; the package includes a second photographer, four-by-six finished prints of all shots, and online proofing.
Lisa NYC Pix917-453-8203; lisanycpix.com
This contemporary artist, who has taught at the School of the Arts, says she shoots weddings to capture the "individual beauty of family and friendships." Sensitive to ceremony and reflection, she also excels at capturing humor and play-her style draws on her subjects’ sense of fun. She will travel. Prices start at $3,200 for the photographer and an assistant, proofs, and images on DVD.
Liz Linder Photography617-818-6537; lizlinder.com
Boston-based photographer Linder prides herself on capturing a story as it happens; her documentary style makes for spontaneous, honest shots. Linder is happy to travel-she has shot several weddings in Mexico and Lake Tahoe. Rates begin at $4,500. She also offers custom rates and service for a range of additional options, including albums, online posting, enlargement sets, and portrait sessions.
Londin Photography22 E. 17th St., nr. Union Square W., Ste. 1227; 917-655-2832; londinphotography.com
Ian Londin and his associates-all experienced editorial and wedding photographers-are sought after for their magazine-inspired style. They often bring both digital and film cameras when photographing a wedding. Packages-ranging from $3,500 to $4,500 for an associate, or starting at $5,500 for Londin himself-include unlimited shooting time, an online gallery, and proofs. Recently Londin partnered with a well-respected bookbinder to offer wedding albums that are hand-bound in fine materials such as silk and suede.
Marian Goldman Photography1239 Broadway, nr. 31st St., Ste. 1601; 212-989-5377; mariangoldman.com
Goldman’s shots are vibrant and spontaneous, filled with tender portraits of the bridal party and illustrative action shots that capture the day’s humor. Due to her laidback disposition, she’s a favorite among couples who don’t want to sweat the details. From $2,800.
Mark Nelson Photography212-204-7009; marknelsonweddings.com
Nelson’s style is clean and modern, capturing the impromptu moments of the day. A full-time wedding photographer, Nelson has shot in the Metropolitan Club, Oheka Castle, and the Mandarin Oriental. Rates include unlimited film and a complete wedding album. From $5,000.
May Wedding Photography917-710-5027; mayweddingphotography.com
With Corinne May Botz, couples are not just getting a wedding photographer, they’re getting the trained eye of an artist. Botz, who has spent the last nine years as a freelance photographer and photography teacher, prides herself on capturing offbeat, idiosyncratic moments that others would miss. She’ll also create a personalized album. From $3,000.
Meg Smith Photography707-259-1539; megsmith.com
Taking her inspiration from French photojournalists like Cartier Bresson, Smith specializes in candid shots with a timeless, classic feel. Her most basic package (for $10,000) includes six hours of coverage with an assistant, unlimited film, images, and an album put together by a bookbinder including color and black-and-white prints.
Mel Barlow877-744-2500; melbarlow.com
Barlow is a lifestyle photographer who breathes details. She scouts locations to bring her editorial eye and cinematic sensibility to life. Recently she captured a guest-less, "solitary" wedding during which the couple dined on a seven-course meal and flew in Japanese Kabuki dancers for their private entertainment. Prices range from $5,500 to $15,000 for Barlow and affiliated photographers.
Merri Cyr Photography718-389-1291; merriweddings.com
Merri Cyr has brought her experience photographing the likes of Coldplay and Yo-Yo Ma to weddings. Cyr uses her editorial training with magazines like Rolling Stone and Spin to inconspicuously capture each moment, whether candid or posed, throughout the day. Prices range from $1,980 for a half day to $4,950 for a ten-hour wedding, and include proofs, an online gallery, and DVD.
Mira Mamon718-249-6083; miramamon.com
This photographer has taken photos of everyone from blushing local brides to former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak, in addition to magazine and documentary-film work. Her wedding photos are evocative and well-executed-think vividly colored portraits and flattering, caramel-washed shots of guests. Prices start at $4,000.
Nelson Hancock Photography111 Front St., nr. Adams St., Ste. 204, Dumbo, Brooklyn; 917-783-9520; nelsonhancock.com
Hancock describes his style as "romantic realism." He works with a variety of cameras, ranging from digital, Polaroids, and on-site portrait booths for wedding guests. His standard two-photographer package costs $4,800, which includes unlimited shooting, a proof album, uploading to a website, and full ownership of the negatives.
Olivier Lalin917-541-6384; 212-252-3952; weddinglight.com
A photographer for nearly twenty years, and recognized for his portraits, this award-winning Parisian has a style that captures the subtleties of light and color in natural photographs. Perfect for the bride with a European sensibility, his photographs are artistic with a chic twist. From $8,000.
From the Winter 2008 New York Wedding Guide
- A Day of Bliss Photography Inc.
307 West 38th Street #1418 New York, NY 10018 ; Tel: 212-724-1790 ; adayofbliss.com
A Day of Bliss is a New York based Wedding Photography Studio shooting weddings worldwide, applying their signature Fashion and Beauty influenced editorial style, transforming regular weddings into fashion layouts.
- Alex Z Photography
3200 Broadway #4B New York, NY 10027 ; Tel: 212-421-5402 ; www.alexZphotography.com
Poignant candids. Trendy portraits. Original Stop-Motion clips. Alex Z shot extensively at these venues: Manhattan Penthouse, The Metropolitan Building, The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers, The Yale Club, Bryant Park Grill, Gary's Loft, Battery Gardens, BBG.
- Alicia Swedenborg
Tel: 347-961-9032 ; www.aliciaswedenborg.com
Based both in NYC and Europe, Alicia stands out by shooting film and for her ability to find the most magical light to create soft and elegant images. Her Scandinavian style photography with an editorial touch mixed with lame jokes to make you giggle will give you memories for life.
- Andrea Fischman Photography
234 Fifth Avenue, 2nd Floor New York, NY 10001 ; Tel: 646-246-7260 ; www.afischmanwedding.com
For over ten years, Andrea has been capturing the special moments of your wedding day. She brings a natural and photojournalistic sensibility to each event she shoots. She has been praised for her ability to capture relaxed candid moments against stunning backgrounds. She produces simple and beautiful images.
- Ayano Hisa Photography
19 West 129th Street #1B New York, NY 10027 Tel: 917-858-9878 ; www.ayanohisaweddingphoto.com
Japan-born wedding photographer Ayano Hisa got her start shooting for dance and music companies. She has photographed for Jazz at Lincoln Center and the Newport Jazz Festival and New York City Ballet among others. www.ayanohisaphoto.com
- Brian Dorsey Studios
79 Reade Street, Studio 2C New York, NY 10007 ; Tel: 212-227-6772 ; briandorseystudios.com
The favorite amongst elite wedding planners has TWO of American Photo's "Top 10 Wedding Photographers in the World." Clients rave, "They're the BEST wedding vendor decision we made! They found the perfect moment every time!"
- Craig Paulson Photography
41 Union Square West, Suite 1427 New York, NY 10003 ; Tel: 646-736-2605 ; www.cpaulson.com
Craig Paulson Photography is a boutique studio specializing in candid wedding and portrait photography. We have a stellar reputation for capturing timeless images while blending into the background. Let your story unfold naturally!
- Dideo Films Photography
51 Hathaway Lane White Plains, NY 10605 ; Tel: 646-245-0087 ; www.dideofilmsphotography.com
Mixing Fine Art & Photojournalistic techniques, this award-winning team doesn't miss a beat, seamlessly creating one-of-a kind Photography & Film collections that capture all the joy, excitement and glamour of your big day.
- Heather Phelps-Lipton Weddings
Tel: 347-683-5821 ; www.heatherphelpsliptonweddings.com
Super fresh, incredibly beautiful wedding photography. Heather Phelps-Lipton captures love and celebration in a way only an exhibited artist can. Her pricing starts at $4200 and includes a free "follow-the-romance" engagement session.
- Jörg Windau Photography
146 West 29th Street, Studio 11W New York, NY 10001 ; Tel: 212-781-8178 ; www.windauphotography.com
Jorg's boundless energy and passion for photography makes it fun to work with him – and guarantees unforgettable wedding photos. His images are crisp and vibrant, bursting with color and light, with an elegant, artistic edge.
- Kimberly Coccagnia
Coccagnia and her partner, Barry Donovan, take a documentary-style approach to weddings, snapping clutch moments as the day progresses. Expect candid nontraditional images, like a bride eating ice cream in Brooklyn Bridge Park on a sweltering day in June. They adore shooting weddings for chic, fun, romantic couples. From $4,500.
- Konrad Brattke Photography
397 1st Street #4L Brooklyn, NY 11215 ; Tel: 818-726-6592 ; www.konradbrattkeblog.com
At Konrad Brattke Photography we are all about the candids. Konrad’s photojournalistic style of storytelling allows him to shoot in an unobtrusive manner, assuring that couples feel comfortable and natural in front of his lens. He focuses on capturing moments that are full of emotion and excitement. Packages start at $2,200.
- Maggie Marguerite Studios
Tel: 347-683-3693 ; www.maggiemarguerite.com
Maggie Marguerite Studios is a group of incredibly talented photographers and film-makers, hand-picked by studio founder Georgi Richardson for their outstanding talent and experience. The studio has been featured in New York Magazine's "Best of" Weddings List since 2010.
- Michelle Wolfe Photography
92 Washington Avenue Cliffside Park, NJ 07010 ; Tel: 917-558-3923 ; www.michellewolfephotography.com
Known for her fun and laid back style, Michelle spent years on the other side of the lens as an editorial photo editor. This experience has allowed her to develop her unique style, bringing vibrant and spontaneous images to her clients, capturing all the details and excitement of your wedding day.
- Milk & Honey Productions
116 West 23rd Street, Suite 500 New York, NY 10011 ; Tel: 212-725-0014 ; www.milkandhoneyproductions.com
With our unique story-telling focus, expertise and unobtrusive cinematic style, Milk & Honey is your best choice for moments that matter. Our custom Video and Photography packages are designed to satisfy every bride.
- Patricia Kantzos Photography
Tel: 917-608-9074 ; www.kantzos.com
Named 'One of the Top Ten Most-Sought-After Wedding Photographers'. Patricia's documentary style exhibits a passion for the unexpected and candid. She quietly captures moments where emotions and natural beauty can be found in the magic of your perfectly unique love story.
- Roey Yohai Photography
Gramercy ; Tel: 917-796-3822 ; www.roeyyohaiphotography.com
Acclaimed editorial and travel photojournalist R.Yohai and his team bring a gorgeous realism to wedding photography. His work has been widely featured in Martha Stewart Weddings & elsewhere. Packages include a private online gallery and hi-res files. Prices starting at $7,000
- Sarma & Co. Photography
Tel: 917-470-9773 ; www.sarmaandco.com
Sarma and her highly experienced associates are a unique team of photographers specializing in authentically documenting love-stories. They are known for their artistic ability capturing organic moments, calmness and their unmatched dedication to their clients.
- Stylish & Hip Weddings
Tel: 646-249-3855 ; stylishhipweddings.com
The candid photos from this Brooklyn collective always evoke the spirit and mood of the day, with even posed shots appearing spontaneous. They shoot big, formal affairs just as happily as they chase a flash-mob-style wedding across a bridge. They can also provide photo-booth and videography services, and owner Jenny MacFarlane's husband, Matt, can even officiate.
- Tim Ryan Smith Photography
65 Ocean Avenue, Apt 5F Brooklyn, NY 11225 ; Tel: 479-790-7249 ; www.timryansmith.com
My photography is classic and fresh. I love photographing iconic moments in people’s lives, both carefully crafted and wonderfully spontaneous. It is my privilege to capture the magic of your day and to reflect who you are as a couple. I can't wait to hear what you have planned!
- Timothy Lee Photographers
5-53 49th Avenue L.I.C. NY, 11101 ; Tel: 718-482-8344 (Studio) // 917-941-8883 (Mobile) ; www.timothylee.com
The beauty of "Film photography" in full display as Tim & Lydia make images in the decisive moment of your wedding experiences. Graciously invited worldwide, from Cannes to Guatemala creating photographs which are subtle and enduring.